By John Torsiello
School: Granby Memorial High School.
Tanner, a junior, is a member of the Pilgrim Covenant Church Youth Group, The Hartford Project, and Project Homeless Connect.
Sports Played And Positions: Varsity soccer (defense); varsity basketball (small forward).
Athletic Accomplishments: All-tournament team for the North Central Connecticut Conference last year; Coaches Award for basketball team last year (2013 Class S state champions); 8th grade Travel basketball champions; lettered in both sports his sophomore year.
How Do You Prepare For A Game: “I eat a high carb meal the night before and a high protein meal the day of, and a Milky Way candy bar right before the game.”
Most Memorable Moment In Your High School Career: “It’s a no-brainer, the 2013 state championship in basketball. The journey before getting to the game and the experience with my teammates during and after the game was amazing.”
Who Have Been The Most Influential People In Your Life And Why: “My dad because of the time we have put in the gym together, how he makes it to every one of my games, and how he only wants to see me get better and better and go higher and higher.”
What Are You Most Excited About This Season: “The challenge of losing six seniors and having a new-look team and contending for a conference title.”
Favorite Pro Or College Athlete: “Kobe Bryant because of his drive to win and his flexibility to win with whoever is around him.”
College Plans: “I plan on continuing to play basketball at a competitive level no matter where I go or what the future brings.”